November 19th, 2013
04:44 AM ET

High School Football Giant

Tony Picard is a 400-pound high school football player from White Swan High School in Washington State.

This senior's highlight reel shows him barreling over three and four defenders at a time and has 2 million hits on YouTube.

Picard and his coach spoke with "New Day" on Tuesday and the young man came off  modest, saying he didn’t even make the video himself.

Now that he's gotten  all the attention, the teenager says, "It’s crazy,  it’s shocking. I didn’t even make the video. Someone else made it, I saw it one day on Facebook, and was like, 'wow where did this come from?’"

His coach, Andrew Bush, calls the boy non-traditional. Bush says, "he looked athletic" so he reevaluated the player as lineman to make him running back.

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  1. OF MICE AND MEN

    Cant be healthy!! whats he going to look like if he doesnt work out with a trainer. Child services would be involved in my state.

    November 19, 2013 at 9:24 am | Reply
  2. Jp

    Honestly, how could you let your child get that large? 400 pounds in high school? Come on parents, take control or you will lose what is precious to you. Your son.

    November 19, 2013 at 9:03 am | Reply
    • Liz

      He is an incredible athlete, who plays football and basketball all year! He is in good physical shape, so I don't think it is necessary to judge him by his wieght or by the parenting in his life! He is a great kid and doesn't deserve to have rude, disrespectful comments like this! If you don't have something nice to say, then don't say anything at all.

      November 19, 2013 at 9:40 am | Reply
  3. martell johnson

    he needs to be in the nfl

    November 19, 2013 at 8:45 am | Reply
  4. Whoa!

    This is a huge young man! Can't imagine trying to feed him? Couple of bags of rice and chickens a week this kid goes through.

    November 19, 2013 at 8:23 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      He's on next! Hope you'll stay with New Day and CNN to watch.

      Thanks and happy #NewDay!
      Lola
      CNN Viewer Communications

      November 19, 2013 at 8:25 am | Reply

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